Alder (red) (Alnus rubra) Non-Native

Alder (red) (Alnus rubra) Non-Native

Parts used: bark, leaves

Medicinal uses: As an astringent is often used as a mouthwash and gargle for tooth, gum, and throat problems; the astringency of a bark decoction helps to contract mucous membranes and reduce inflammation; it can also staunch internal and external bleeding and heal wounds; the leaves can be used on the soles of the feet to reduce aching and can be placed on the breasts to relieve engorgement in nursing mothers

Cautions: None known (Chevallier 164-5).

Alder red Alnus rubra

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